Michael Florio’s Fantasy Football Week 11 Positional Rankings
I know just when you thought we were past bye week hell we have another six teams on bye in a crucial Week 11 matchup. Except, when you look at the teams on bye. There are a few big name players that will be out this week, but my lineups have been more impacted by byes in the past couple weeks and I am guessing its the same for you as well. Regardless, no matter if you got a full lineup and need to make tough decisions or are in need of streaming options, my Week 11 positional rankings have you covered.
Quick Takes for Week 11
- You should grab Lamar Jackson right now. The Ravens are keeping it on the hush who will start in Week 11 (at the time of publish) but even if they go with Robert Griffin III the Ravens will likely not hang in contention for long. It is just a matter of time before they turn the reigns over to Jackson and his elite rushing ability makes him worth holding onto. If he does start this week he would be a mid QB2, with both a safe floor and high ceiling, due to his legs.
- Regardless, whichever of the two QBs starts for the Ravens, I think it is an immediate downgrade to the pass catchers. I think either of the QBs will bolster the run game, but I do not think either is as polished of a passer as Flacco. Maybe RG3 turns back the clock, or perhaps Jackson struggled in the preseason because the NFL ball is different, but I would want to see it first. The only receiver I am boosting from where they typically get ranked for me is Willie Snead. Snead has been heavily involved in the offense, averaging 8.3 targets in the slot, the most among all slot receivers since Week 7. I expect this to continue regardless of who starts and he is a WR3 for me this week.
- Fantasy Twitter can rejoice! Aaron Jones is finally a workhorse back, as for a second straight week he saw the vast majority of snaps, playing 72.2 percent this week. He also had 18 touches in his career day, compared to just three for Jamaal Williams. Jones is a RB1 this week, while Williams is a handcuff that can be dropped.
- David Johnson is looking like the David Johnson of 2016. The bye week helped Byron Leftwich further leave his mark on this offense and it paid off mightily for DJ, as he had a season high nine targets, seven catches, 85 yards and a touchdown. That is easily his best receiving game since that 2016 season and DJ is firmly a Top 10 RB again.
- Leonard Fournette is back and… he is an RB1 again. The same will soon be said for Dalvin Cook. However, I do not think this is the week, he is more of a RB2 in a tough matchup against the Bears. Add that in with the fact that I still want to see him get that workhorse usage (like Fournette immediately got this week). But another strong showing and Cook will be right back in the RB1 conversation.
- If Corey Davis was dropped earlier this year, hopefully you nabbed him. He has now seen 10 targets in two consecutive games and has a 43.2 percent of the Titans air yard share, which is the third highest mark in the NFL. With Mariota looking healthy and playing better, Davis is definitely someone I am looking to get into my lineup.
- I watched most of the Bucs game this week and was sill shocked when I realized Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for over 400 yards again. You may be surprised to see that all four of their wide receivers come inside the top 48 and O.J. Howard is a Top 5 tight end in my positional rankings. Well, the Bucs pass so much that this offense can sustain those weapons. In fact, both Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson are in the top-four in air yards since Week 7.
- Keke Coutee should be returning this week. I know I have talked him up and I still do believe when healthy he will be the Texans second option. But I do have him downgraded a bit as I am a little worried about his hamstring holding up. I like him more as a WR4 or flex option than as a WR3 until he shows us he is fully healthy.
Week 11 Positional Rankings
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